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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the larva of an insect which feeds on carpets and other woolen goods. There are several kinds. Some are the larvæ of species of Tinea (as Tinea tapetzella); others of beetles, esp. Anthrenus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of sundry geometrid moths, from their variegated coloration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. larvae feed on carpets and other woolens

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